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LWC Tennis wins 4-3 thriller over EKU on Sunday
Blue Raiders rally from 3-0 deficit to post first win over an NCAA Division one team, Eastern Kentucky University
Next: The Blue Raider Tennis, Men and Women teams, host No. 6 William Woods University, at 2pmCT, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, for the home opener at the Henry Baughman Tennis Complex, 401 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.
By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wilson College Tennis
RICHMOND, KY (Sun 5 Mar 2017, 6:45pmCT) - The No. 2-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's tennis team won a thrilling 4-3 comeback match over NCAA Division I opponent Eastern Kentucky University on Sunday at the Greg Adams Tennis Center.
The Blue Raiders (5-4) rallied from a 3-0 match deficit with four-consecutive singles wins to top the Colonels (4-5).
Lindsey Wilson fell behind early after Eastern Kentucky grabbed the lone doubles point. NCAA scoring was used where a team is awarded one point from capturing two of the three doubles matches.
Kristina Lagoda and Marina Marti won the third-seeded doubles match over Alex Shchipakina and Jovana Peric with a clean 6-0 sweep. Fiona Curty and Maria Prados Cid then leveled the doubles standings after defeating Viktorija Demcenkova and Putri Dwinta at the top flight 6-1. Eastern Kentucky secured the doubles point after Laura Argente and Raquel Montalvo took down Minja Gligic and Natalia Kattah 6-2 for the 1-0 match lead.
Lindsey Wilson slipped further behind early into singles play when Lagoda defeated Curty at the No. 3 match 6-1, 6-1, and Kattah fell 6-0, 6-4 to Dwinta at the No. 4 flight to put Eastern Kentucky within one point of clinching the match with a 3-0 lead.
But that's when the Blue Raiders mounted their comeback, first with Shchipakina taking the top singles flight in straight sets over Argente 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 to put Lindsey Wilson on the scoreboard. Gligic then topped Demcenkova at the No. 2 match in three sets to make it a 3-2 lead. The freshman won the opening set 6-4, dropped the second set 6-3, before winning the final set 6-3.
Prados Cid leveled the score after winning the sixth-seeded singles flight in straight sets (7-6, 6-4) over Margaux Lacroix, making the decisive match the fifth-seeded flight.
The freshman Peric and Marti went to war in that flight with the first two sets both finishing 7-6. Peric took the opener 7-6 (7-4), only for Marti to even things up with her 7-6 (7-5) victory, forcing a third-set tiebreaker. In that decisive set, Peric fell behind early 1-0, but rallied back to take a 4-3 lead. She then won the next two points to take the set 6-3 and secure the match victory for the Blue Raiders.
It is the Blue Raiders first win over an NCAA Division I opponent this year in four tries. Lindsey Wilson had lost the three previous attempts against Western Carolina, Austin Peay State (TN) and Southern Illinois, all by 4-3 margins.
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